Piers B. M. O'Harrow

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Darth Maul Finally Gets The Star Wars Story He Deserves

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Nissan reveals Star Wars Rogue One partnership boosted search for its Rogue SUV by 300%

Nissan is going full out Star Wars at the Chicago Auto Show despite the fact the movie launched over two months ago, in a bid to continue promoting …

'Star Wars: Episode 8' theory: Fate of Kylo Ren's lightsaber; Another nostalgic scene

A new theory about Kylo Ren’s lighsaber in “Star Wars: Episode 8” has surfaced online. The fate of the device was not clear after the final duel in …

Darth Vader

Collider Jedi Council: Mark Hamill Talks ‘The Last Jedi’, Rian Johnson Teases Opening Crawl

Plus, 'Han Solo' has begun pre-production, Donald Glover has not read the 'Han Solo' script, plus the 'Rogue One' Blu-ray release.

Obsidian Almost Made a Star Wars Action-RPG — IGN Unfiltered

Using the Dark Alliance engine.<p>Before developing Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II for LucasArts, Obsidian Entertainment wanted to make an …

Star Wars

Images: Marvel Comics Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #4 Preview

This is a preview of <i>Star Wars: Doctor Aphra</i> #4.<p>It features a story written by Kieron Gillen, art from Kev Walker and Marc Deering, colors by Antonio …

Guardians of the Whills Might Have Been in 'The Force Awakens'

Lor San Tekka’s existence in <i>Star Wars</i> was brief. In <i>The Force Awakens</i> he helped Poe Dameron out on Jakku with the location of the elusive Luke …

Star Wars

Drudge Report warns of looming Jar Jar Binks threat

<i>Drudge Report</i> has made some memorable mistakes<i>.</i> You might remember the time it reported “<i>The Revenant</i> included a rape scene with a bear,” or when owner Matt Drudge made a dangerous situation worse by using Hurricane Matthew to push his anti-climate change agenda. But today, <i>Drudge Report</i> has really …

Why is Jar Jar Binks launching Iranian missiles in Drudge Report's lead image?

The "Star Wars" fan who famously theorized that Jar Jar Binks is really a warmongering Sith Lord in disguise must be feeling vindicated Thursday. For reasons only Yoda knows, The Drudge Report linked to a Reuters story on Iran's ballistic missile program using a large, digitally altered image …

Josh Gad Grills Daisy Ridley For ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Spoilers: Was He Successful?

Even though Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad are busy working together on Kenneth Branagh’s new movie “Murder on the Orient Express,” Gad cannot help but …

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 launches later this year, will have solo campaign and feature content from multiple eras

Despite shipping 14 million copies, Star Wars: Battlefront released to a number of mixed reviews back in 2015. While there were plenty of critics and …

Drudge Report accidentally includes Jar Jar Binks in story on Iran threat

Two years ago, a theory about Jar Jar Binks being the biggest evil mastermind in the entire <i>Star Wars</i> universe went viral, with the whole web awed by …

Jar Jar Binks

Here's What Happened the Last Time Ben Kenobi and Darth Maul Had a Rematch

<i>Star Wars Rebels</i>’ third season is building towards a do-or-die standoff between Darth Maul and the opponent he’s been hunting for nearly two decades: …

Star Wars

These behind-the-scenes "Rogue One" images are hauntingly beautiful

If you’re like us, chances are you’re <i>still</i> obsessed with <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i>. We’re <b>still</b> completely enamored by the standalone film, months …

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Should Anakin Skywalker Return in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'?

Perhaps a Force ghost could be Hayden Christensen's redemption.<p>This will be a controversial opinion, but hear it out: Hayden Christensen should …

How Another Star Wars Side Story Could Help Make the Prequels Better

Hello, apocalypteers! Reality is a nightmare, so let’s head immediately into the sweet embrace of pop culture. This week, I explain the many reasons …

Power Rangers

This impressive tool uses big data to predict your future

Internet users leave combined data trail of over 2.5 billion gigabytes a day. That’s a staggering amount of information, and it’s information that can tell us a lot about our futures.<p>Predictive World is a tool combining big data, demographic information and personalized data to give a creepily …

Big Data

iPhone lock screen hack puts your private messages and nude pics at risk

Your iPhone might not be as secure as you think – even when your device is locked and protected with a passcode.<p>Popular tech YouTuber iDeviceHelp has uncovered a new exploit that could potentially give attackers access to your iPhone, including contact information, message logs as well as photos. …

Spammers compromised Twitter accounts for @PlayStation and others

If you noticed something odd on Twitter tonight, you weren't alone. Around 1AM ET, accounts like @PlayStation, @Viacom, @XboxSupport, @NTSB, @TheNewYorker, @TheNextWeb, the Red Cross (@ICRC) and @Money started aggressively pushing ways to help you obtain more followers for free. Most of the tweets …

Social Media

Trump’s Twitter feed has suddenly gotten a lot more interesting

With the president-elect in seclusion for transition work, his tweets are the only direct channel into his thinking.<p>For months, Washington has hung on Donald Trump’s every word, watching him savage critics and inflame controversy with his steady stream of rallies, interviews and tweets, eager for …

Here's everything you need to know about Tesla's home battery

Shareholders voted in favor of Tesla buying SolarCity in a deal worth about $2 billion on Thursday, placing greater importance on Tesla's at-home battery.<p>Tesla unveiled its newly improved at-home battery, Powerwall 2.0, during its big solar-roof unveiling at the end of October.<p>The battery comes …

Smartphone App Designed To Detect Early Signs Of Autism

An undergraduate student has teamed up with a group of scientists and designed a smartphone app that may help parents detect early signs of autism in …

U.S. concerned over Russia blocking access to LinkedIn: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Friday it was deeply concerned over Russia’s decision to block public access to networking site LinkedIn, saying it created a precedent that could be used to justify blocking other sites operating in Russia.<p>The ticker symbol and trading information for …

Amazon's new app will 'see' inside your packages

Amazon is giving its app a new feature to help holiday shoppers keep track of what's in their packages.<p>The company updated its iPhone app with a new …

Apps

Virtual reality to aid Auschwitz war trials of concentration camp guards

<b>On 20 November, 1945 the Nuremberg trials began - the military tribunals called to prosecute Nazi war criminals closely involved in the Holocaust.</b><p>Now, 71 years later, that work continues through the Bavarian State criminal office (LKA) in Munich, that has created a virtual reality version of the …

Report: Oculus gobbles up computer vision company Zurich Eye

Oculus is going on a recruitment drive, with over 100 positions available, mainly in its U.S. offices. But the company is making big moves across the globe.<p>Late last week German site Handeszeitung reported that Oculus parent company Facebook had acquired Zurich Eye, a Switzerland-based group formed …

GoPro compensates Karma buyers with free Hero5 cameras

We won't blame you if you're upset that GoPro had to recall your Karma drone over sudden power losses, but at least you're getting compensation for your trouble. GoPro is offering American Karma buyers a free Hero5 Black camera once they return both their drones and the accessories that came with …

Drones

Cryonics: frozen girl's father says providers exploit the vulnerable

The father of a 14-year-old girl who was granted her dying wish to have her body cryogenically frozen has accused those who provide the service of taking advantage of vulnerable people.<p>The teenager, known only as JS, decided before her death from cancer that she wanted her body to be preserved in …

Amphibians

Analysts are openly worrying about Apple's future profitability

Apple's gross margins on iPhone sales — a measure of the raw underlying profitability of its business — have declined from 57.7% in 2009 to just 41% today, according to analysts at Bernstein Research (see chart below). They expect it to sink to a "mere" 39% in 2018.<p>Apple is the single most …

'Star Citizen' team will share its schedule with the public

Of all the complaints about <i>Star Citizen</i>'s development, transparency is one of the biggest. Outside of basic goals, it's hard to know how well the epic-scale space game is coming along at any given moment -- there are concerns that Cloud Imperium Games is frittering away all that crowdfunding money. …

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